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Designing a Learning & Performance Portal

Living in Learning

Continuous Learning EPSS Learning @ the Point of Work Performer Support Social Learning Taxonomy learning and performance portal learning at point of work learning portal LinkedIn performer support portal portlet PSO training portal work contextMoments of need are either triggered by an issue or challenge where the knowledge worker is confronted with either remembering what/how to do something and then are forced to rely upon recall knowledge. Where we would like to be is giving them an efficient resource where reference knowledge is readily accessible.

LMS – a Learning Portal that adapts to your Changing Needs


The post LMS – a Learning Portal that adapts to your Changing Needs appeared first on eLearning Experts. LMS is the new wave brought about in the world of e-learning that focuses on efficient use of learning resources. It helps both, academic institutes and companies, in conducting student or employee training cost-effectively in their organizations. The entire suite of LMS includes varied features that prove useful for different user categories – from the administrator to the end-user, i.e. learner. The best part? It truly gives you a competitive advantage over others.

Top 5 eLearning Trends Happening Now

Association eLearning

I recently attended the Training 2016 Conference and Expo as an exhibitor. I was able to talk with many training and development representatives from a wide variety of organizations about their LMS needs. During these discussions I asked, “what aspects or features are you looking for in an LMS? What excites you?” These top 5 features are gaining popularity in 2016 and beyond. Gamification.

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Wolfram Education Portal


From the Wolfram Education Portal: Wolfram has long been a trusted name in education—as the makers of Mathematica, Wolfram|Alpha, and the Wolfram Demonstrations Project, we’ve created some of the most dynamic teaching and learning tools available. We are pleased to offer the best of all of our technologies to you here in the Wolfram Education Portal, organized by course. In the portal you’ll find a dynamic textbook, lesson plans, widgets, interactive Demonstrations, and more built by Wolfram education experts

Microlearning Whitepaper: Small Bites, Big Impact

portal, where they can. Microlearning: Small Bites, Big Impact. must-haves every organization needs to be. successful with microlearning W H I T E P A P E R 2Table of Contents. The times they are a-changin’.3 What is Microlearning? 4 Why is Microlearning essential in today’s modern business environment? 5 Why you should adopt Microlearning.7 8 Components of an ideal Microlearning Platform.7

eLearning Portal Integration

Tony Karrer

Initially, the conversation was about having learning content appear on the enterprise portal. Many LMS vendors provide portlets, gadgets or widgets that allow for access of learning content (most often meaning courses and courseware) through the corporate portal. Assuming that your learning audience regularly visits the enterprise portal, then its great to be able to show employees upcoming learning events, training requirements, content that might be of interest, or other similar things. The interface is not really even the enterprise Portal. Great move SumTotal!

Saffron Interactive’s learning portal named on Top 20 Watch List

Spicy Learning

Saffron Interactive has been named as ‘one to watch’ on this year’s Learning Portal Companies Watch List. Training Industry has recognised Saffron and its open source LMS, Saffron Grow, as.

Learning Portals: Why You Should Be An Early Adopter


I still remember the day I was forced to get my first iPhone. Yes, forced. It was with great dread and doubt that I signed the dotted line and committed myself to the new era of computing. didn’t want to; I was happy with my phone that made calls and did nothing else. That’s why my first iPhone was the 3GS, meaning I waited 3 whole years after the first iPhone before adopting.

Learning Portals: Why You Should Be An Early Adopter


I still remember the day I was forced to get my first iPhone. Yes, forced. It was with great dread and doubt that I signed the dotted line and committed myself to the new era of computing. didn’t want to; I was happy with my phone that made calls and did nothing else. That’s why my first iPhone was the 3GS, meaning I waited 3 whole years after the first iPhone before adopting.

8 web design myths that eLearning portal managers fall for (part 1)


Now our myth-busting team has returned to take care of several pesky web design myths that eLearning portal managers shouldn’t be believing (but they do). Web design is about making your eLearning portal pretty. It should help your users navigate and use your eLearning portal, not to make it look nice. They’ve busted 10 misconceptions about Cloud based apps. Wrong.

The Content or the LMS? Which Comes First?

Association eLearning

You need both. Without content the LMS is an empty cookie jar. It’s pretty looking but frustrating every time you open it. Then again, content without an intuitive platform for delivery is a treasure hunt, often without a treasure map to guide you. But wait, don’t order yet, there’s more. What can I offer that is both relevant and unique? The end result of the original question? Tweet This!

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DMA Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

DMA’s executive staff was then freed to focus their attention on business critical tasks without the worry of learners being locked out of the learning portal, as had happened with their previous LMS. Download the DMA  Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. The Direct Marketing Association (DMA) is the world’s leading independent organization for data-driven marketers.

New research explores the common myths and realities around the 70:20:10 learning model

69% use information repositories or learning portals or other paid for services (35%). In-Focus. Report. February 2016 Authored by Charles Jennings, Laura Overton & Dr Genny Dixon. Supported by. 70+20+10=100. The Evidence Behind. the Numbers In-Focus: 70+20+10=100. Towards Maturity CIC Ltd. 2016 Page | 2. About this research. . . . Foreword.

5-Step Planning for Your Next Learning Portal


The era of using an LMS as a learning portal is here, and so even though the prospect of a new LMS is definitely exciting, making sure your new system can meet modern needs is the key to guaranteeing that you’ll enjoy your new purchase long after you’ve taken it off the lot. So you need a Learning Management System. Or you have one, but secretly conspire its demise.  Quite a bit, actually.


8 web design myths that eLearning portal managers fall for (part 2)


Welcome to the second installment of the series, in which our fearless myth-busting team is back to tackle a few more of those pesky web design myths that eLearning portal managers fall for. Your job, as an eLearning portal designer, is not to make the webpage look good or to express yourself. So what are y’ all waiting for? Let’s get busting! 5. And you should.

Upside Learning is Featured in Top 20 Learning Portal Companies List

Upside Learning

Released a couple of days back, this is the first year for the Top 20 Learning Portal Companies List, and it joins Training Industry’s current roster of top provider lists, designed to help assist buy?side Companies can count on the capabilities of these providers when looking to implement their own Learning Portal.”. This year has been truly remarkable for UpsideLMS. Cheers!

Turn Loose the MOOCs

Living in Learning

70:20:10 AGILE Discovery & Consulting EPSS Learning Ecosystems Learning Readiness Assessment Performer Support Technology Hubs Learning ecosystems MOOCs performance paradigm portals Consider the point of work as the new classroom if you like, but recognizing the application of assets at the point of work represents new kinds of assets…a.k.a. Performance Support [PS]. Courses no longer fit. When your hair is on fire there is no time to log into the LMS and take a course on fire safety. That ain’t training!

Why an Open Source LMS Isn’t Always the Best Option

Association eLearning

You’re shopping for an LMS and behold FREE OPEN SOURCE LMS pops up. you say excitedly. Yes, indeed. Free and open source. Well hold the phone because if it sounds too good to be true, it’s because open source isn’t all it claims to be. Yes, it sounds like a good idea, but if you own a business or run an association, you might want to think twice about open source. What does open source mean?

Move Beyond Learning to Applying: A Modern Management Development Program

learning portal, which we can use to report. 1 312-846-6656 Hard to believe that it’s been almost 20 years since the term “eLearning” entered the corpo- rate learning lexicon. And just in the last five years, the velocity at which new solutions have entered. the market has gone through the roof. We now. have the ability deploy video, virtual role-plays, and.

What’s the Difference Between an LMS and an LCMS? Hint: It’s Not Just the Letter “C”

Association eLearning

It can be difficult to understand eLearning terms when they’re used interchangeably. Which is which and how do you know when to use them? For example, you’ve likely seen Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Learning Content Management Systems (LCMS) discussed on various websites and company pages. It sounds like they’re the same thing, right? Wrong. Are they similar? What’s an LMS? Tweet This!


Free Webinar: How to Price Education Products

Association eLearning

Association eLearning Blog Association Management Budgets and ROI eLearning eLearning News Featured Posts Marketing Strategic Planning Tips & Tricks association education products association elearning pricing guide free association webinar member education portal pricing elearning pricing member education tagoras Pricing for education products is all over the map. Tweet This!

Getting Started with Online Member Education

Association eLearning

Way back when I was just a marketing minion working in development at a nonprofit, I used to attend workshops and classes that would help me learn more about my industry. Although I didn’t  join the associations that put these things on, I voraciously ate up the content they were offering, as often as my employer would allow me to attend. Where Do I Start? Will I need an LMS? What’s Next?

The Benefits of SaaS: Hosted LMS

Association eLearning

SaaS stands for Software as a Service. It means software that is hosted on the provider’s servers instead of servers in-house. So, when an LMS provider say they have a SaaS LMS, they’re really saying we offer a cloud LMS.  Cloud meaning accessed through the internet, available on demand, anytime, anywhere. How does it work? What are the benefits? Faster deployment. Share this on Facebook.

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

820 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL 60607 | | tel: 1-888-414-5888 Elearning | LMS and Learning Portals | Blended Solutions Apprenticeships | Accreditation | Qualifications | Consultanc City & Guilds Kineo helps the. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. they need to succeed. We’re.

Questions to Ask Client References Before Selecting Your LMS

Association eLearning

Selecting an LMS can be a very involved process. First you have to understand the requirements of multiple stakeholders. What do the users need? What does the administrator need? What kind of reporting is required to monitor content use? Here are some things to consider when looking at client references: 1. Have they worked with someone that looks like you? How long have they worked together?

Envisioning the Future of Education Technology #edtech #eLearning

Dont Waste Your Time

eLearning Technology Blended Learning Distance Learning EdTech Game Based Learning Infographic Learning Portal Learning Process Learning Technology mLearning Mobile Learning Personal Learning Simulation Based Learning Social Learning“Education lies at a peculiar crossroad in society. Malcolm Murray commented that he was disappointed that education was not included. So here is it!

What is WCAG 2.0 and Why Does it Matter?

Association eLearning

WCAG 2.0 stands for Web Content Accessibility Guidelines. Similar to Section 508, WCAG is the international standard for accessibility in web content created by The World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). WCAG offers similar guidance, as well as techniques for building web content that is accessible for people with disabilities. Provides alternatives for time-based media. Separates content from style.

5-Step Planning for Your Next Learning Portal


The era of using an LMS as a learning portal is here, and so even though the prospect of a new LMS is definitely exciting, making sure your new system can meet modern needs is the key to guaranteeing that you’ll enjoy your new purchase long after you’ve taken it off the lot. So you need a Learning Management System. Or you have one, but secretly conspire its demise.  Quite a bit, actually.


ASAE Annual Conference 2015

Association eLearning

With less than 2 weeks remaining until the year’s most highly anticipated gathering of association and nonprofit professionals, Digitec Interactive has some exciting news! We’ll be unveiling our newest version of the Knowledge Direct Learning Management System, Knowledge Direct 7 Beta, at the ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition. Using mobile-first design and offering WCAG 2.0 Tweet This!

Go Mobile or Go Home

Association eLearning

According to , “As of 2013, worldwide mobile phone internet user penetration was 73.4%. In 2017, figures suggest that more than 90% of internet users will access online content through their phones.” While many organizations struggle to choose an LMS, then race to assemble eLearning courses so learners can take training and CE courses online, few have mastered the mobile revolution.

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Learning Management Systems and You

Association eLearning

People always want to know how their association could benefit from a Learning Management System (LMS). To To help explain, let me present a little scenario. Johnson!” Your boss calls to you. Assuming your last name is Johnson, otherwise insert your name here). “I’ve got some great news! The board loved all the courses we offered at the conference last week. Never fear! Find yourself a good LMS.

“The Proof, Promise, and Potential of Digital Education” NESTA Report

Dont Waste Your Time

Learning Portal Learning Process Learning Technology NESTA TechnologyThis NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) report was highlighted on the BBC News website this morning with the text that caught my attention – “there is clear evidence that technology can boost learning” Powerful words. Video: Education Technology is the Future of Education?

EMEA Reporter: Know It All: A Portal for MOOCs by Nic Laycock

Learning Solutions Magazine

launched MOOC portal. The massive online open course, or MOOC, is a somewhat controversial development in tertiary education. At a recent conference in Athens, it was a hot topic among delegates discussing the impact of the global. economic crisis on national education systems. Nic Laycock was there, and has this report on a recently. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Training Strategies

How Students Learn

Dont Waste Your Time

eLearning Game Based Learning Games Learning Learning Portal Learning Process Learning Technology Social Learning Student ExperienceWhile we may think we know ‘how students learn’, do we? ” I’ll sit on the fence on this one: while there may be some positive benefits to these kinds of games I’m not sure if they outweigh the negative?

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IAR Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

IAR knew that they would need an online course delivery and credentialing system that would enable them to not only integrate with their Association Management System (AMS), iMIS, but also enable them to create individually branded and segmented learning portals for each of the brokerage firms who would help them market and sell their courses statewide. But that was the easy part.


2012 UCISA Technology Enhanced Learning Report

Dont Waste Your Time

The use of Social Networks like Facebook and Twitter is increasing, and how they are being used are developing as both learning portals and areas for administrative contact (which I doubt will replace Institutional systems, but are useful first-contact portals to feed the student request/need to). Related posts: HEFCE: Technology-enhanced learning.

CASE Professional Development Portal

Association eLearning

Download the CASE  Association Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. Founded in 1969, The Colorado Association of School Executives (CASE) is the professional association for administrators in Colorado K-12 education with a staff of ten, and approximately 2,300 members. place-based seminars, which would ideally be presented alongside online and blended offerings. THE SOLUTION. THE RESULT.

LMS 2 Recognizes Digitec Interactive as Top LMS Company for 2013

Association eLearning

Digitec Interactive has been named on Training’s Top 15 Learning Portal Companies Watch List for its Learning Management System (LMS), Knowledge Direct. ” Digitec’s Knowledge Direct Learning Management System (LMS) offers innovative and effective learning portal solutions to its many association, non-profit, corporate and medical education clients.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

Craig Weiss e-learning e-learning vendors elearning LCMS learning portal LMS research craig weiss e-learning research elearninfo learning management system learning platformFor the past month, I have been conducting a survey on learning platforms and specifically learning management systems. . The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Survey. Best Yet.

The Future of Learning: School in the Cloud #SOLE

Dont Waste Your Time

eLearning Research Video Cloud Computing Digital Learning EdTech Internet Learning Portal Social Learning SOLE Sugata Mitra Technology TEDHave you heard of the Hole in the Wall from Sugata Mitra ( @Sugatam )? He asks, what else can children teach themselves?” Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud. Its not about making learning happen, it’s about letting it happen.

Can Learnist Hold the Key to Enterprise Social Learning?

Social Learning

social learning augmented reality Grockit learning portal Learnist LMSI really enjoy following the learning frontier, reading about and analyzing the latest developments in learning tools and methodologies.  My last two blog posts were reactions to augmented reality, a concept that was thought up decades ago, coined in the 90s, and only starting to crawl into everyday life. 

Proliferating Portals

Clark Quinn

hear it all the time: I ask “are you using portals?&# and the reply is “oh, yeah, we’ve got hundreds&#.  And BTW, I’m treating wikis and portals somewhat interchangably here, as wikis can be portals, but portals are another way of users providing resources to each other, and I see technology support for communities of practice to include both the capabilities of collaborative editing of resources (wikis) and storing other relevant materials (portals). I use portal as the overarching term as well (also including discussion forums, blogs, profiles…).

CAS eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

There were also many time-consuming, manual processes, including manual verification of non-members and double login to the education portal from CAS’s website. For the first time, CAS has total control over their eLearning portal. Now, members can send comments and questions from within the learning portal and be notified when a response has been received. THE SOLUTION.

ICAAP eLearning Portal for CME

Association eLearning

With the portal and web-based courses in place, physicians are now able to earn CME credit and MOC Part IV credits through the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Download the ICAAP Medical Learning Management System Case Study as a PDF. The Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP) is an organization serving about 2,300 pediatricians in Illinois. THE SOLUTION.

Reflection on the ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC, Wk.1 #edcmooc

Dont Waste Your Time

eLearning MOOC Course Design Coursera Discussion Board EDCMOOC Facebook Google iPad Learning Portal Online Course Twitter Video WordPress YouTubeHere are some notes, links, conversations, thoughts, and reflections on the first week of the University of Edinburgh / Cousera ‘eLearning and Digital Cultures’ MOOC. There is so much hype around this MOOC, why? then ask us to do this.

Blackboard Users Conference #durbbu: Blackboard Roadmap and The Challenges Ahead

Dont Waste Your Time

Blackboard Conferences Analytics Blended Learning Cloud Computing Conference Crowdsource Digital Learning Distance Learning Engagement Learning Objects Learning Portal Student Experience Technology VLERecruitment: increased tuition fees, increased competition, limited or decreasing resources. learner-driven support processes), identify the at-risk students who do not engage.